Last century’s hostilities

The 20th Century. By the numbers.

The following is a list of hostilities that took place in the 20th Century among the so-called civilized nations of the world. The uncivilized were unable to provide reliable statistics.

Here it goes!

1 Cold War

2 World Wars

2 Nuclear Attacks

2 Vest Pocket Wars

4 Total Genocides

4 Holocausts

4 Brush Fire Wars

13 Measured Responses

21 Counter-Revolutions

28 Revolutions

98 International Powder Kegs

50 Total Enslavements

106 Reigns of Terror

165 Internal Upheavals

236 Protective Reactions

250 Civil Wars

285 Commando Strikes

286 Popular Uprisings

296 Declared Wars

307 Arms Raises

311 Holy Wars

331 Wars of Containment

413 Limited Wars

438 Preempted Strikes

457 Insurgencies

458 Counter-Insurgencies

461 Partial Genocides

515 Regional Tinderboxes

516 Wars of Liberation

575 Betrayals of the Masses

601 Overseas Entanglements

614 Long-Term Persecutions

622 Strife-Torn Regions

630 Outside Aggressions

639 Dangerous Escalations

639 Repressive Measures

646 Surgical Strikes

668 Heightening of Tensions

691 Wars of Honor

715 Rebellions

735 Deliberate Provocations

745 Political Repressions

745 Counter-Coup d’états

746 Coup d’états

798 Sectarian Rivalries

818 Armed Resistances

818 Military Flash Points

823 Slaughters

837 Partial Enslavements

844 Surprise Attacks

849 Foreign Adventures

856 Undeclared Wars

911 Shows of Force

921 Military Confrontations

938 Naked Aggressions

943 Jihads

946 Carpet Bombings

958 Grabs for Power

1,126 Violent Outbursts

1,633 Swift Reprises

1,877 Areas of Unrest

1,987 Acts of War

2,155 Frontal Assaults

2,415 Heated Exchanges

3,047 Social Conflicts

3,096 Atrocities

3,115 Boundary Disputes

3,422 Direct Interventions

3,466 Suicide Missions

3,721 Terrorist Bombings

4,288 Threats to Security

4,392 Diplomatic Deadlocks

4,622 Covert Operations

4,756 Belligerent Moves

6,578 Government Massacres

7,756 Warlike Acts

8,571 Violent Disturbances

9,876 Mass Detentions

11,904 Guerrilla Operations

12,000 Bloodbaths

12,111 Acts of Treachery

12,194 Acts of Sabotage

13,658 Seize Fire Violations

13,678 Civil Disturbances

17,876 Hostile Incidents

82, 879 Ultimatums

788,979,747 Heated Arguments

823,275,571 Shoving Matches

917,704,296 Fistfights

942,759,050 Snotty Phone Calls

That’s how we did during the 20th Century, folks. All in all, not a bad record considering the number of fools in our ranks.

 

 

 

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